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Isaiah 23:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Wail, O ships of Tarshish, For your stronghold is destroyed.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Howl, ships of Tarshish! for your fortress is laid waste.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish,—For laid waste, is your fortress.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish, For your strength hath been destroyed.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Howl, O ye ships of the sea, for your strength is laid waste.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Howle ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Howl, ye ships of Carthage: for your strong hold is destroyed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Howl, 3213
{3213} Prime
A primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one).
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
ye ships 591
{0591} Prime
Feminine of H0590; a ship.
of Tar תַּרשִׁישׁ: 8659
{8659} Prime
Probably the same as H8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence the epithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
your strength 4581
{4581} Prime
From H5810; a fortified place; figuratively a defence.
is laid waste. 7703
{7703} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be burly, that is, (figuratively) powerful (passively impregnable); by implication to ravage.
<8795> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 199
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 23:14

_ _ strength — stronghold (compare Ezekiel 26:15-18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 23:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 23:14

Your strength — The city of Tyre, where you found safety and wealth.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 23:14

Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your (s) strength is laid waste.

(s) That is, Tyrus by whom you are enriched.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
Isaiah 23:6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
Ezekiel 27:25-30 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. ... And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
Revelation 18:11-19 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: ... And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
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Is 23:1, 6. Ezk 27:25. Rv 18:11.

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